A Behind the Scenes Look at Safe Cracking

A Behind the Scenes Look at Safe Cracking

Can safes really be cracked, or is it all a Hollywood illusion? In the recently released blockbuster film, Now You See Me, a team of magicians known as the Four Horsemen, are masters of every trick in the book, including safe cracking. One of the Four Horsemen, Jack Wilder, claims that, “Nothing is ever really locked.” So is it true? And is it as easy as these grand thief actors make it seem? Well, the most popular method of safe cracking is simply stealing the entire safe and hauling it to another location where the

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Maximum Security is Now on YouTube!

Maximum Security is Now on YouTube!

Yes, you heard right! Maximum Security has come to YouTube and the videos have just begun. If it has to do with safes, locks, or anything in between, we’re covering it.  Become a subscriber to our channel by clicking here, and get updates sent straight to your email whenever we post a new video. Check out our latest video playlists: “All About Locks” and “See How it Works!” below: Have an idea for a Maximum Security safe video? Let us know! We’re here to make learning about safes easy, so don’t hesitate to let us

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To Bolt Down or Not to Bolt Down…That is the Question

To Bolt Down or Not to Bolt Down…That is the Question

We are regularly asked if a safe should be bolted to the floor. The answer is easy – YES, it should be! Whether it’s a home safe, gun safe, jewelry safe, or any other kind of safe, bolting it down gives you more security. However, there are sometimes issues that must be considered when determining whether or not to bolt your safe to your floor, so evaluate which of the following categories you fall into, and plan accordingly. Concrete Slab –Whether in the garage or inside the house, if you have a concrete slab floor,

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Fall Season = Rise in Natural Disasters

Fall Season = Rise in Natural Disasters

It’s officially September and fall is just around the corner (September 22nd to be exact), but did you know that with the season change, also comes a spike in natural disasters – specifically tornados and fires?

Fires Prove Time and Again…No Match for AMSEC Fire Safe

Fires Prove Time and Again…No Match for AMSEC Fire Safe

When the only thing left standing after a rampaging fire is your fire safe with precious valuables inside, unaffected by the disaster, that’s the moment of confirmation when you think: “Yes. This is exactly why I invested in a high quality safe.”

3 Important Considerations for Safeguarding your Valuables

3 Important Considerations for Safeguarding your Valuables

Success in life has many great benefits, including the ability to invest in objects of value. After working hard to acquire these items, you want to make sure that your valuables are protected, as certain items are easy to carry off and frequently the target of would-be thieves. Enjoy the things that matter without fear or worry by taking the following precautions: 1.  Keep an Updated Inventory Creating a catalogue of valuables will help ensure that everything is where it should be, and to more easily target an absence if something goes missing. In addition,

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Treasure your Jewels in a Luxury Jewelry Safe

Treasure your Jewels in a Luxury Jewelry Safe

Whether your jewels have monetary or sentimental value, they are treasures that you want to have forever. The best way to ensure this is to lock them up in a luxury jewelry safe. Overstuffed drawers, multiple hiding places, and unorganized pouches can easily lead to missing rings, tangled necklaces, and earrings without their match. Typical hiding places around the home do little to protect your gems, and bank security boxes leave them out of your reach when you are dressing. Safes for jewelry are a much better solution. Here are a few tips for keeping

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What’s the “BEST” Jewelry Safe?

What’s the “BEST” Jewelry Safe?

The one that has room for everything you want to protect, safely and conveniently. The one that looks the way you want it to look. The one that fits where you want to put it. The one that keeps out the bad guy who is stupid enough to break into your home. The one that protects your valuables from fire until the crew puts it out. The one that fits your budget. Preparation will help you get the right jewelry safe for your needs. Before you go shopping take a mental if not paper inventory

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Luxury Jewelry Safes – 5 Things to Look For

Luxury Jewelry Safes – 5 Things to Look For

Where do you keep your jewelry?  If you are like many folks it’s in a bedroom or bathroom drawer, crammed in a too small jewelry box, or laying on your bathroom counter.  Maybe you are tricky, and even hide some special pieces in places a burglar would “never find”, or so you hope. It’s not worth it.  The risk of your jewelry, with precious memories attached, left vulnerable to burglary and fire, just doesn’t make sense.  The thought, it would never happen to me, only works for so long.  The effort and investment required to

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Jewelry Safes and 8 Other Tips to Protect Your Jewelry

Jewelry Safes and 8 Other Tips to Protect Your Jewelry

Jewelry safes protect personal jewelry from damage, theft and fire. The key characteristics of a home jewelry safe include an interior that provides well designed, velvet lined organization for your jewelry and a safe itself that provides verified burglar and fire protection. Third party verification by a reputable testing agency ensures that the protection that you expect is indeed the protection that you are getting with the jewelry safe that you purchase. In addition to jewelry safes there are several other tips to consider to protect your jewelry. Damage to jewelry is very common, but

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Home Jewelry Safes –  Which Lock is Best for You?

Home Jewelry Safes – Which Lock is Best for You?

Home jewelry safes are an excellent place to securely and conveniently store your jewelry.  First, select a good quality safe that’s the right size to meet your needs now and in the future.  Then you will likely have the opportunity to select the type of lock you want.  There are several things to consider as you select the lock for your home jewelry safe. The three most common jewelry safe locks are the traditional tumbler style combination lock, the electronic/digital lock and the biometric or fingerprint lock.   The most important consideration is that the lock

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Sad Story of a Home Security Safe Buyer

Sad Story of a Home Security Safe Buyer

Sean was in our store today looking at safes for home. After two bad experiences with home security safes from big box stores he has learned the hard way. The first security safe was too light weight and not bolted down; it was carried off by burglars with the wife’s jewelry and all their important papers inside while he and his family slept undisturbed upstairs. The second home security safe was larger and heavier, but not very good quality. Two months after the one-year warranty expired the handle malfunctioned. After several phone conversations with the

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New ExecuVault Gun Safes

New ExecuVault Gun Safes

We are thrilled with American Security Products (AMSEC) newly configured 2-hour fire rated gun safe, the ExecuVault. This safe is perfect for the customer who has just a few rifles but also needs a secure place to store a variety of other valuables. The ExecuVault is actually a multi-purpose safe. It is a gun safe, jewelry safe, fire safe and burglar safe all rolled into one. The body is the AMSEC CSC4520 with serious burglar protection plus two hours of fire protection. The interior offers nicely padded shelving with slots for up to 6 rifles,

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Inside the Mind of a Burglar

Inside the Mind of a Burglar

My family home was burglarized when I was a teenager, but that was a long time ago. It’s easy for me to get complacent after so many years of feeling safe. We don’t have a lot, but we do have a few special things that I would hate to have taken. Some of these I keep in our home jewelry safe most of the time. Other items I put in when we are away from home on vacation. Our jewelry safe is great for all kinds of valuables. Because it has burglar and fire protection

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10 Steps to Keeping Your Jewelry Safe

10 Steps to Keeping Your Jewelry Safe

Jewelry theft is often a crime of opportunity. Visitors in your home; workers, friends or even family members are tempted by valuables that are visible or easily accessible. Burglars are always looking for the easiest targets. Each year greater than $1 billion of jewelry disappears in North America. Protecting your valuables in a jewelry safe is just one of the steps you can take to reduce your chance of being victimized. Do keep your jewelry safe by: 1) Installing good locks on doors and windows and using them when you leave the house and at

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